Banana bread because we can

I didn’t plan to bake anything, but with my new Kenwood, I am always in the mood to bake. When my mother told me we had old bananas that would be great for banana bread, I was hooked. I got the recipe out of Huisgenoot magazine recipe magazine. It is my first time baking a banana bread and this recipe was easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Happy baking!

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Two great dinners in 1 week

I know…. it’s been long time no blog, but here’s my week of titillating cuisine and conversation. 

Wednesday I had a lovely dinner with great friends at 5 on Ryneveld. We did wraps, burgers and I had the ribeye special. The yummy veggies with a perfect rare ribeye steak for only R 90 was just what the chef ordered. The company was delightful and i just loovv their decor. Our table was in the library room. When I grow up someday, I too want a room with the alphabet letters on the ceiling and books on the walls. I felt so well read after the night.

Now…. On Thursday night me and my fam went to Pierneef à La Motte. On arrival we got a lovely glass of Millennium and snacks to nibble on like biltong, nuts, droëwors and vegetable crisps, while enjoying the art collection. There after we had a very interesting lecture about the history and different styles of Cape furniture. But the best part is still to come. The dinner afterwards at the restaurant. We had a choice between a pea and Parmesan risotto or a rich meat and bone marrow soup. For a starter we got the cutest eatable breadbasket with a variety of small buns. The Shiraz bun was my favorite. The risotto was served in a wooden bowl and garnished with sourgrass (lemon clover) and a Parmesan crisp. The flavor in the risotto was delish, but personally I felt that the risotto could have been cooked a bit longer. But still, who doesn’t love a big bowl of risotto??

In two weeks I’m having a high tea, busy planning the menu and so on. Can’t wait to bake some lovely cakes, cupcakes and quiches. Will try not to forget to take photo’s before everything is eaten up by my friends.

Happy baking everybody! 

Dorpstr Deli – Local Delicatessen

Breakfast Time

Went for breakfast with the parentals this morning. Chose Dorpstr Deli and was more then satisfied with the choice.

I had the french toast with matured cheddar and syrup. This is definitely one of my  top 5 breakfasts from now on. The eggs Benedict with three different toppings to choose from looked so scrumptious with the home made English muffins.

Looking forward to the next opportunity I have to go the Dorpstr Deli.

From Mila we took some patisseries home for tee this afternoon. Will let you know how it is. It looks de-lish!!

http://www.dorpstrdeli.co.za/ Visit the website if you are in the mood! I see its under construction! Defs a place to be watched!

I know its been a long time…

Every time I think I have time to bake or cook  I actually don’t have the time. Honours in Afrikaans Dutch is really kicking my but!  Hopefully its gonna be better in June and then I will cook something scrumptious and bake one hell of cake.

I really miss the blogging. It’s  how I think therapy is supposed to be like. You just keep feeling better and better while you do it. And when it’s over you start looking forward to the next one.

Every time I see a photo of a gourmet canape or a cake with fruit I think of all the photo’s I can take and how when somebody see’s it, they will just want and need to take a bite. So I am very excited to do the next post. Whenever in June that will be. Hopefully in the first week.

So happy baking and cooking!

Ingredient of the dish

Robertsons Spices: Crushed Chillies

Works really good if you are not a regular chilli eater like me, but the people around you looovvs it. I didn’t want to buy a whole packet of chilies for two dishes, so I used it instead. It provides enough “hot” flavour just like fresh chillies.